DWP workfare is “debateable” for existing volunteers/workers. IE: It can happen? @keepvolvol

“Deployed in isolation, or as the first or primary step, Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) would be wholly inappropriate.
5.  It is debatable whether MWA is appropriate provision for claimants who are:
–  working (paid or voluntary)
–  undertaking employment related study / training
– taking part in or recently completed a Jobcentre Plus employment-related measure
(contracted or non-contracted) aimed at helping them move closer to the labour market
therefore, in such circumstances it is imperative that Advisory Teams consider most carefully
the merits of an MWA referral on a case by case basis”
Source: DWP FOI response 30 April 2014 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/207951/response/511466/attach/html/3/WDTK%20response%202034%20Gowing.pdf.html

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